All right, now, here’s an example of I think a pretty significant achievement, at least effort, and a fake news attempt to destroy it. Story from the Wall Street Journal: “Saudi Arabia, U.A.E. Pledge $100 Million to World Bank’s Women Entrepreneurs Fund — Donation announced at event with Ivanka Trump, an advocate for businesswomen who proposed the fund.”
…Journalists are spreading fake news about Ivanka Trump on this particular issue. It was big on Twitter over the weekend. It was totally fake news.
There is no Ivanka fund. Neither she nor her family manage, benefit, or have any control over this fund that they are setting up. It is totally unlike the Clinton family and its foundation. The money will actually go toward a fund called Women Entrepreneurs Fund, which is run by the World Bank. It’s not gonna be run by Ivanka. Now, look, I know, we can talk about it being run by the World Bank. My point here is that this is something that no previous president has really seriously tried, is to tackle the cultural inequality that exists in this part of the world.
The fake news on Twitter was that Ivanka Trump was engaged in pay-to-play with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Stored it in the Wall Street Journal story I just headlined for you. “Saudi Arabia, U.A.E. pledge a hundred million dollars to World Bank’s Women Entrepreneurs Fund.” It says that Ivanka proposed the creation of the fund, but she didn’t.
She doesn’t control it. She doesn’t raise money for it. Some were even tweeting that its name was Ivanka’s Women Entrepreneurs Fund. Reporters picked up that tweet; CNN wrote that this is virtually identical to what Trump and others in the GOP criticized the Clinton Foundation for. It’s not even close. So there has been an attempt at fake news, but it blew up.